Mornings for those with a chronic illness are a struggle beyond words. Waking up and willing our bodies to function is a fight. Here is a spoonful of encouragement for spoonie warriors. Happy Monday, brave friend!
You have victoriously made it out of bed this morning. The symptoms and pain are already overwhelming, but you’ve got this. You only need to take today one minute at a time. You have all the strength you need, even though it might not seem that way. Anxiety and depression attempt to dictate your day. Take a breath. Take a break. Get some rest. Keep fighting to make today the best day possible.
You have been chosen to walk this path. It is one filled with heartbreak, disappointment, and setbacks. Walking the path of someone who is chronically ill is a challenge to say the very least. Being sick has most likely disrupted your flawless rhythm with life. It has stopped you dead in your tracks. Your illness has tried to toss your dreams out the window.
Though this path is difficult, I assure you there is a lot of beauty to be discovered. Sure life is not what it used to be, but the song you sing is just as beautiful. There is hope, joy, love, laughter, and life to be found on this path. You will be able to recreate your wonderful dreams. You are still you, despite your illness. You are an amazing and beautiful person with a flawless story and a huge purpose.
There will be days that you become overwhelmed and feel completely alone. Your feelings are understandable, however, I promise you, you do not walk alone on this path. There are people who care about you, people who understand how difficult the journey is, and people who want to support you.
I am proud of all you have accomplished. I know you will thrive today. This week will be lovely simply because it is the only choice. While you don’t need to be positive all the time you need to take baby steps forward. You are doing amazing. Raise your coffee (or tea) to a great week warrior!
“The new year is indeed like a clean slate of fresh snow. It hasn’t been marked yet by countless tracks of pain. We can’t see the broken branches and other debris of problems hidden underneath. We haven’t gotten stuck in the slushy and muddy melting repercussions of our struggles.” Bronlynn Spindler
This New Year is a new start, embrace it with an open heart. Let go of all negative things from the past year. I pray this Holiday season has renewed your strength and your hope. Over the past year you have overcome many hardships, you have grown as an individual, and you have accomplished so much. You have won many battles against your illness. You have demonstrated admirable strength, courage, and hope. I hope as you reflect on 2014 you are able to be proud of the things you have accomplished. I hope you see all the blessings of 2014. (Please share how 2014 blessed you in the comments.) You have been an encouragement and a source of hope.
This year will be drenched with blessings and many breath taking moments. No doubt there will be struggles and setbacks. There is no need to worry about the negatives. Focus on living each day to its fullest and cherishing every moment. You will be provided with all the strength and everything else you need in order to achieve victory. This will be a year glowing with beauty.
May the Lord overflow your life with joy, blessings, love, and goodness this year. May he guide your every step. May you grow closer to him daily. May you embrace every moment. I hope you are able to love life and understand how valuable you and your life is. May you fight with all you’ve got against your illness. May you hold onto hope when the world seems to be caving in around you. You will accomplish breath taking things this year. You will make a difference. Your precious story will bring hope, comfort, and encouragement to many people.
What is your New Years Resolution?
What do you look forward to in 2015?
HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! Sending prayers, spoons, and hugs ❤
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19